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  • Robert Sokolowski

    Robert-SokolowskiIn the spring of 2012, a graduate course was offered on the works of the renowned phenomenologist Robert Sokolowski. Near the end of the semester, he visited the class to discuss his work with the students.

    After completing his PhD in philosophy and S.T.B. at The Catholic University of Louvain in 1963, Robert Sokolowski started teaching at The Catholic University of America where he had completed his B.A. and M.A years earlier. He continues to serve there as the Elizabeth Breckenridge Caldwell Professor of Philosophy, and he teaches courses on Husserlian phenomenology, Aristotle, and philosophy of religion. He has also served elsewhere as a visiting professor at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, the University of Texas at Austin, Villanova University, and Yale University. Sokolowski is a two-time recipient of research fellowships sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has also worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, consulting theoretical physicists and mathematicians on philosophical issues.

    Robert Sokolowski is also the author of numerous articles and books. His 1999 work Introduction to Phenomenology has helped acquaint countless readers across the world with Husserlian phenomenology, as it has been translated into 7 languages so far. His other works include:

    • The Formation of Husserl's Concept of Constitution
    • Husserlian Meditations
    • Presence and Absence: A Philosophical Investigation of Language and Being
    • The God of Faith and Reason: Foundations of Christian Theology
    • Moral Action: A Phenomenological Study
    • Pictures, Quotations, and Distinctions: Fourteen Essays in Phenomenology
    • Eucharistic Presence: A Study in The Theology of Disclosure
    • Introduction to Phenomenology
    • Christian Faith and Human Understanding: Studies in the Eucharist, Trinity, and the Human Person
    • Phenomenology of the Human Person
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